Friday, December 13: While you have the light

Advent is a time set aside for anticipating the coming of Christ, both at the first Christmas and again in the present and future. This season's passages reflect this anticipation from the perspective of the Old Testament, and its fulfillment and future anticipation from the New Testament. We'll look at why Jesus came: to show us who God is and what he's like.

Read John 12:35-36

Then Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light." When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.

Reflect

The crowd that was following Jesus continued to grow in size as word spread of the miracles he was performing. They were asking questions and trying to figure out who this "Son of Man" was. Jesus tells them that their time with him was short. He encourages them to accept and live into the truth that he was bringing them. If they didn't, they would be living in darkness.

Respond

Do you believe in the truth Jesus taught about? Is Jesus your Savior? You only have a short while, your lifetime, to accept him. If you do believe, how are you living in his truth? Pay attention to how you can help others to follow Jesus and his truth. Their eternity depends on it.

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